Here is another in my series of pieces using a self portrait. In this case it is a cuckoo clock.
The marquetry is done with all natural woods except the background which is dyed-black obeche.
the mechanism works like a traditional cuckoo, except instead of the birdie coming out of the trap door it is the tongue that comes out. It makes the traditional cuckoo whistle on the half hour and then also counts out the hour.